vm86


SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/vm86.h>

       int vm86old(struct vm86_struct *info);

       int vm86(unsigned long fn, struct vm86plus_struct *v86);

DESCRIPTION
       The system call vm86() was introduced in Linux 0.97p2.  In Linux 2.1.15
       and 2.0.28 it was renamed to vm86old(), and a  new  vm86()  was  intro-
       duced.   The  definition of struct vm86_struct was changed in 1.1.8 and
       1.1.9.

       These calls cause the process to enter VM86 mode (virtual-8086 in Intel
       literature), and are used by dosemu.

       VM86 mode is an emulation of real mode within a protected mode task.

RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

ERRORS
       EFAULT This return value is specific to i386 and  indicates  a  problem
              with getting user-space data.

       ENOSYS This  return  value indicates the call is not implemented on the
              present architecture.

       EPERM  Saved kernel stack exists.  (This is a kernel sanity check;  the
              saved stack should exist only within vm86 mode itself.)

CONFORMING TO
       This  call  is specific to Linux on 32-bit Intel processors, and should
       not be used in programs intended to be portable.

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.54 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of  the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             2009-02-20                           VM86(2)
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